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Tracy Lyons New Tour To Focus On Green, Use Fuel Cell
Filed under: music — michael @ 4:10 pm
Singer-songwriter Tracy Lyons is setting off on her Mercury Rising tour next week and bringing the green with her. A longtime activist and supporter of the National Resource Defense Council, Lyons plans on using her tour to draw attention to global warming, alternative/clean energy solutions and the negative effects that pollution has on health. From the article,

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In the Lyons Den by Larry Flick
With the impressive debut Surrender, singer/tune-smith Tracy Lyons proves that she has a knack for wrapping strong words in a velvet glove.

On the surface, much of her material has a delicate, sugar-sweet-material has a delicate, sugar-sweetened pop sound. Deeper investigation reveals the work of a songwriter of formidable depth and power.

Lyons comes from a family of distinguished artists that includes famed actress Leah Charles and Charles Vance, the longest-running theater producer in London. As an adolescent, she studied classical piano, voice, and dance. Lyons fondly recalls singing at parties with her brother in their hometown, a small Irish community just outside of Toronto. Alternately, her family spent much of their time in Ulster establishing her deep Irish roots.

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Jeff Tamarkin – AllMusic Guide
On her fine second album, I Will, Tracy Lyons possesses such a honeyed, delicate voice that it’s often difficult to reconcile that light touch with the often tough words she’s singing. Lyons never skimps on raw emotion, and she’s not afraid to cut deep, yet that softie voice of hers often sounds like it’s trilling a lullaby even as she lays out the circumstances behind the betrayal of a lover: “I’m on a crazy ride/Feelin’ so compromised/Knowin’ you turned on me,” she sings in “Not You,” one of the album’s early highlights. The guitars are slashing away in a Hendrix-ian wah-wah rage, and the drums and bass are blazing and bashing. But Lyons keeps her cool, maintaining her even-keeled temperament even as the swaggering band shifts into power pop/power-chord overdrive for the chorus. That band rocks mighty hard when it needs to and soothes appropriately when Lyons — who wrote all of the songs — turns down the heat.

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Singer-Songwriter and Environmental Activist Tracy Lyons to Perform at the 9th Annual Taos Solar Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico – The ‘Solar Capital Of The World’ – on June 29 & 30

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Mythic Records) – Singer-songwriter, environmental activist and National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) advocate Tracy Lyons will perform at the 9th annual Taos Solar Music Festival later this month. Tracy’s sets – featuring her full band – are Friday, June 29 at 5:30PM on the Solar Stage (just prior to Paula Cole) and Saturday, June 30 at 1PM on the Main Stage. The Festival runs through July 1 and also features diverse artists including Los Lobos, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ottmar Liebert and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. It marks Lyons’ second appearance at the event; she first performed there in 2005. For information and tickets, log on to http://www.solarmusicfest.com.

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